Pillars v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Supreme Court of Mississippi
78 So. 365 (1918)
Pillars (plaintiff) was poisoned as a result of ingesting chewing tobacco that contained a decomposed human toe. The tobacco was manufactured by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (Reynolds) (defendant) and was distributed by Corr-Williams Tobacco Company (Corr-Williams) (defendant). Pillars brought a products-liability suit against the defendants. The trial court directed a verdict for the defendants. Pillars appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Cook, J.)
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